Ingleton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1757 from chapelry in Bentham Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Ingleton with Twisleton and Gearstones

Other places in the parish include: Twisleton and Gearstone. 

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1607
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1692

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bentham
  • Ingleton Fell
  • Burton in Lonsdale
  • Clapham
  • Thornton in Lonsdale

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

INGLETON, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Bentham parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Greta, at the junction of the Midland and the Northwestern railways, at the SW skirt of Ingleborough, near some grand rock scenery and some interesting caves, 9 miles NW of Settle; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a railway station, a post office under Lancaster, a police station, a weekly market on Friday, and fairs on the day before Holy Thursday and on 17 Nov. The township includes Chapel-le-Dale, and comprises 17,858 acres. Real property, £7,616. Pop., 1,247. Houses, 262. Much of the surface is mountain; and much of the scenery is romantic and grand. The rocks include limestone, coal, and slate; and possess much interest for geologists. The chapelry is less extensive than the township, and excludes Chapel-le-Dale. Pop., 1,081. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £120. Patron, the Rector of Bentham. The church is ancient, has a tower, and contains a richly sculptured Norman font. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £15.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Settle
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries – Lonsdale
Diocese: Post-1835 – Ripon, Pre-1836 – York
Rural Deanery: Clapham
Poor Law Union: Settle
Hundred: Staincliff and Ewcross
Province: York

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